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760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake?

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760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 10:59
I have just finished my very first gmat after months of preparing
Very pleased with the Gmat score but,
4 IR, 3 AWA worries me.

Do schools weight much on those scores?
Would it make a difference if I retake and get maybe around 720 and 8 IR, 6 AWA?

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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 14:52
Speak to your target schools. There might be other ways you can make it up.
Good essays on application
Excellent TEFL score.
Maybe an English business communications course.

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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 16:16
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I have just finished my very first gmat after months of preparing
Very pleased with the Gmat score but,
4 IR, 3 AWA worries me.

Do schools weight much on those scores?
Would it make a difference if I retake and get maybe around 720 and 8 IR, 6 AWA?

Thank you


I think for most schools you're only supposed to report your "highest" (out of 800 I assume) score, so you'd have to score at least 760 again. Maybe if you got 740/750 with top IR, AWA marks you should report the lower score, but I dunno.

I honestly doubt schools care that much...but geez, how did you manage to do that?
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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 04:56
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I have just finished my very first gmat after months of preparing
Very pleased with the Gmat score but,
4 IR, 3 AWA worries me.

Do schools weight much on those scores?
Would it make a difference if I retake and get maybe around 720 and 8 IR, 6 AWA?

Thank you


Naaaaah. Don't even think about retaking. Schools only care about the main score because it's all that is used to determine rankings. This might change, but hasn't yet.

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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 15:40
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760 is an excellent score. Congrats:)Why would you want to retake to get a higher IR and AWA? Please don't do it. Go ahead and begin working on your application.
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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 11:37
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I agree with what others have said - that's a fantastic score! Congrats! It really isn't necessary to retake the exam at this point.

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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 06:03
I agree with the others. No need to retake. Your 45V score shows that you are more than comfortable with verbal/english/grammar/etc.

Just be sure that your essays are strong and I doubt anyone will raise an eyebrow.
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Re: 760 (49Q, 45V), But Low IR & AWA... Should I Retake? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2013, 11:19
I agree with the other posters - with that score there's no way I'd retake.

With IR its still pretty new and I get the impression they're still testing the water with it. And surely they don't even look at AWA - you'll write a whole load of essays so if they're written well/badly why would they look at your score?

I think the split is important between Q/V and yours is great. I'd be very happy with that!
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